This year, terrific photos flowed into the Greater and Lesser Washington Flickr pool, helping us showcase the best and worst of the Washington region. Here are 10 of our favorites submitted in 2012.

Chinatown. Photo by Dan McQuade.

Four Corners Safeway - Silver Spring. Photo by Andrew-Benson.

Taste of DC. Photo by caroline.angelo.

U Street Metro. Photo by pablo.raw.

Prosperity Avenue - Merrifield. Photo by thisisbossi.

Fairlington. Photo by Michael T. Ruhl.

H Street. Photo by mosley.brian.

Georgetown. Photo by Caitlin H. Faw.

Sheridan-Kalorama. Photo by randomduck.

Union Station. Photo by Vileinist.

If you have pictures that depict the best or worst of the Washington region, we encourage you to join our Flickr pool and submit your own photos.